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Texas Offerings?

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Cali_Vic, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. I'm going to be heading out to a buddies wedding in Texas and was wondering what were some quality crafts to check out. Any and all recommendations are appreciated. cheers!
  2. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    Texas is a big state. It kind of depends on where you're going. There is some good stuff in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio that can only be purchased in their respective cities.

    Broadly speaking, you should be able to find beers from Real Ale, Saint Arnold, and Jester King in most major cities in Texas.


    That list and looking up the breweries on this website will help.
  3. Thanks for the info man. Time to start studying up. I'm heading to Kileen between Austin and Waco.
  4. channels321

    channels321 Savant (275) Texas Apr 16, 2012

    Drive to Austin is your best bet (about an hour drive). Killeen is a horrible place for craft beer, and anything else for that matter.
  5. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (510) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Might try finding a BA in the area that would be willing to do in person trades. Bring beer from Cali and do some trades.

  6. If anyone is from Texas let me know what you would be interested in from Cali. Gonna be driving.:)
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  7. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (510) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    What part of Cali are you from? I'll heading to LA in June and could possibly bring TX beer for trades.
  8. Yeah according to rainer's link looks like Austin is a pretty good place to check out.
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  9. Nor cal. I'm from a small town about 45min from San Jose. 1:15 from San Francisco. Like 6-7hrs from LA. Lots of good breweries down south.
  10. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (390) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Are you visiting someone at fort hood? Not a hell of alot in Killeen
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  11. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    I hear there might be a couple good breweries up north too... Russian Something or Other jumps to mind. ;)
  12. I could probably head as far south as bakersfield. But let me know what you would be looking for.
  13. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (475) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    Up North? I think you should buy a new compass :p
  14. Russian river and the infamous pliny the elder. As well as bear republic, firestonewalker, drakes. Countless others. So cal has plenty of nice breweries.the breuery,stone.
  15. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    So Santa Rosa is not north of San Jose and San Francisco, as the OP stated? Fascinating!!
  16. Yes. NE of "the city". No need for a new compass buddy.
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  17. Sorry it is north. Just slightly.
  18. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (475) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    Yea, I just need to buy some new reading comprehension. I thought he was referring to CA as a whole as "up north" against TX :p
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  19. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Totally understood! Everything starts with Texas and moves out from there... as it should be. ;)
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  20. aschwab

    aschwab Savant (485) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    Austin Brewery Tours:
    Circle - Random and no set schedule
    512 - Every other Saturday in general...$10 for pint and pours - RSVP -http://www.eventbrite.com/org/980013407?ref=eorgbtn
    Independence - First Saturday of each month - $10 for pint and pours - No RSVP
    Hops and Grains - Every Friday (2-6) and Saturday (12-4) - $10 for pint glass and 5 or 6 half pours - No RSVP
    Thirsty Planet - Every Saturday (11-2) - $7 for pint and 3 pours - RSVP -http://www.thirstyplanet.net/brewery-tours/#
    Jester King - Every Saturday (1-4) - $10 for glass and 6 half pours - No RSVP
    Adelberts - Every Friday (5-9) - $10 for pint and 3 pours - No RSVP
    Austin Beerworks - Every Friday (5-8) - $10 for pint and 3 pours - RSVP -http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1917556589
    Twisted X - Not so often but they do things randomly
    Rogness - Every Saturday (1-4) - $10 for pint and 6 half pours - RSVP - http://rognesstours.whindo.com
    Live Oak - twice a month on Sundays(12-3) - $10 for pint and 3 pours (could be mistake, its been awhile) - requires RSVP -http://www.liveoakbrewing.com/tour/
    South Austin Brewery - Every Sunday (12 or 1-5) - I am guessing $10...never been there for a pay event, just for free

    Other Austin Area Breweries:
    Real Ale - Fridays - 4-7? - No RSVP
    Perdenales - Fredericksburg
    Ranger Creek - San Antonio
    New Braunfels Brewing Company - NB
    Guadalupe Brewing Company - NB
    Branchline - San Antonio

    Austin Area Brewpubs
    Black Star
    Whip In
    Pinthouse Pizza
    Flying Saucer
    Uncle Billy's
    Barber Shop (Dripping Springs)
    Wimberley Brewing Company (Wimberley)
    Middleton (Wimberley)
    Bastrop Brewhouse (Bastrop)
    Faust - NB
    Pecan Street Brewery (Johnson City)
    Double Horn (Marble Falls)
    The Granary (San Antonio)
    Freetail (San Antonio)
    Blue Star (San Antonio)
    Fredericksburg Brewing Company (Fredericksburg)

    Austin Area Beer Bars
    Flying Saucer
    Craft Pride (but I think it'll open at the end of Feb)
    Chicago House
    Hi Hat
    Opal Divines
    Red's Porch
    Westside Alehouse (RR)
    PBK Stems and Steins (Pflugerville)
    The Dig Pub (Cedar Park)

    Austin Area Bottle Shops
    East 1st Grocery (Chicon / Cesar Chavez)
    Sunrise Mini Mart (Anderson Ln)
    South Lamar Wine and Spirits (South Lamar)
    Live Oak Market (Manchaca south of 71)
    Hyde Park Market
    Wholly Cow Burger
    Wheatsville Coop
    Hamricks (Cedar Park)
    Any Whole Foods
    Any Central Market
    Most Specs (Especially Brodie, Arbor Walk, and Airport)
    Big H-E-Bs (Hancock, Brodie)
    Twin Liquors (Hancock)
  21. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Thank you....for ending the geography debate